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About Santa Fe, NM | Answering Your 20 Most Common Questions

1. What does "Santa Fe" mean? “Santa Fe” means “Holy Faith.” Bird's eye view of Santa Fe, looking southeast, 1882.…
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Books From the Land of Enchantment

New Mexico has long inspired storytellers. From the early native people who passed down stories to their descendants to tellers…
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In a Cavern, In a Canyon

"Excavating for a Mine, Lived a Miner, Forty-niner… and his daughter , Clementine…. drove she ducklings to the water, every…
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Why Does Rolling Stone Love Baron Wolman So Much?

(From the SantaFe.com archive) SantaFe.com asked Rolling Stone Magazine photo editor Jodi Peckman why Baron Wolman is such a big deal.…
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A History of Blues Music

Blues is the name given to the musical form and the music genre that emerged from the African-American communities and the black cultural…
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San Miguel Chapel

San Miguel Chapel

Is San Miguel Chapel really the oldest church in the United States? It’s hard to say for sure, of course,…
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Bolo Tie

The Early Days of Bolo Ties

Such is the story of the earliest bolo (or bola) ties, which starts around 1947. These early pieces are silver isosceles, trapezoid or…
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A Short History of Easter Eggs

Easter is a day officially devoted to eggs. From egg-dying and egg-hunting to chocolate eggs, speckled malt eggs and those…
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The History Of Marijuana In The United States

The recreational use of marijuana can be traced back to 2737 BC when Chinese medicine used the herb to induce…
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The Tangled Tale of Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

On Led Zeppelin’s first album (released in early 1969), Side One, Cut Two is a song labeled “Trad. arr. Jimmy…
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A History of Christmas Feasts

Did you know that in medieval times, the Brits served peacock at their Yuletide feast, along with wild boar, swan…
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Halloween History (and Food) in Santa Fe

The country's oldest capital city is guaranteed to be haunted with all sorts of spirits, so what better place to…
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